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Aly Raisman strips down for ESPN's 'Body Issue'

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman appears in ESPN's Body Issue 2015.Mark Seliger/for ESPN The Magazine

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman appears in ESPN’s Body Issue 2015.

Americans saw a lot of Aly Raisman three summers ago when the gymnast helped the U.S. bring home the gold medal at the London Olympics.

They’re about to see a lot more of her.

The 21-year-old left her leotard in the locker room for her shoot with ESPN The Magazine for its annual “Body Issue.” Raisman is featured in the magazine — set to hit newsstands July 10 — along with Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and U.S. Women’s National Team member Ali Krieger.

“I think imperfection is beauty,” Raisman told EPSN. “Instead of being insecure about my muscles, I’ve learned to love them. I don’t even think of it as a flaw anymore because it’s made me into the athlete that I am.”

In addition to revealing herself for the photos, she also revealed that she can be too hard on herself sometimes.

“ At the last Olympics I got two golds and a bronze, but I think more about the fact that I didn’t medal in the All-Around than the fact that I did really well. That kind of pisses me off — I always think that it’s never good enough,” she told ESPN.

Raisman — who has lobbied for Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Games (she grew up in the Boston suburbs) — hopes to be back with the U.S. team at the 2016 games in Rio, but she knows that at 22 she’s kind of old for the sport.

Aly Raisman tells ESPN that she took a year off from competition after winning gold with the U.S. at the 2012 London Olympics.Michael Regan/Getty Images

Aly Raisman tells ESPN that she took a year off from competition after winning gold with the U.S. at the 2012 London Olympics.

“If I make the team, I’ll be the oldest U.S. gymnast. My body is a little bit more achy than it was before, but at the same time I feel like I’m smarter now and able to understand the recovery process,” she said.

“I’m not sure training seven hours a day is completely healthy. That’s why gymnastics is a young girl’s sport. But I should be fine.”

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